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February 2018

 

FYI: Highlights from the Executive Council and other news of note

 

  Kevin P honored at LI Fed
   
  • Kevin Peterman to be honored at AFL-CIO Annual Reception: On March 8, our FA president will be recognized, alongside two other labor leaders, at the Huntington Hilton from 6 to 9 p.m. Congratulations to Kevin on this honor!

  • EC meeting dates: The Executive Council will meet on the following dates this semester:
    • February 8
    • March 22 (new!)
    • April 12
    • May 10
    • June 7
  •   working people's day of action
       
    Join the NYC Working People's Day of Action on February 24: On Saturday, February 24, workers in cities across the nation will participate in a network of events to "unrig the system;" to stand up for the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions; and to fight for equitable pay, affordable health care and a secure future.

    The event in NYC will take place in Foley Square from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact Kevin Peterman if you plan to attend.

  • Spring 2018 adjunct/overload checks: According to payroll faculty will receive adjunct/overload pay on these dates:
    • March 1, 15, 29
    • April 12 and 26
    • May 10 and 24
    Faculty teaching early end classes will receive four checks from March 1 to April 12; faculty who are teaching late start classes will receive four checks from April 12 to May 24.

  •   NYSUT MAC
       
    Fax your elected representatives to increase funding for SUNY community colleges using NYSUT MAC: The NYSUT Member Action Center (MAC) has a prepared letter in support of SUNY community colleges that you can use to easily fax your elected officials. It argues for "an increase of $253 in state base aid per full-time equivalent (FTE) student as well as funding to stabilize campuses impacted by year-to-year enrollment fluctuations." Log into the MAC today to complete and send your letter. It's quick and easy, and we hear from legislators that they definitely notice, especially when the letters come in to their offices in volume.

  • FA Discussion Series offers two events this semester: The FA's popular discussion series has scheduled two events for spring 2018, both offered on Fridays from 11 am to 12:15 pm in the Mildred Green Room, Babylon Student Center, Ammerman Campus:
    • Friday, February 9: With Pride and (Surprise!) Joy: My Most Meaningful Projects and Endeavors at SCCC
    • Friday, April 6: My Path to Publication
  • Financial counseling appointments and legal appointments now available: The FA is bringing representatives from Stacey Braun Associates (financial) and Mirkin & Gordon (legal) to the college this spring. Time slots fill very quickly so schedule your appointments right away.

    Financial Counseling
    Stacey Braun Associates
    Call 888-949-1925 

    Legal Appointments
    Mirkin & Gordon
    Call 631-732-6500

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    June 13
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    August 15
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      May 9
      June 6
      July 11
      August 8

  • Finding your total annual dues for your taxes: For tax filing purposes here’s how to find your total amount of dues paid from January to December 2017: In Banner, click the Human Resources tab, then Pay Stub. Click the Deductions History link at the bottom of the page.

  • Prescription drug claim forms: Prescription drug claims for 2017 must be received by Daniel H. Cook by April 30, 2018. The form is available at the Benefit Fund office, Southampton 224D (Ammerman).

  • EMHP claim forms: Faculty must submit all unpaid 2017 medical claims to Empire Blue Cross by March 31, 2018, to receive reimbursement for covered out-of-pocket expenses. Forms are on the EMHP website: www.emhp.org/members.aspx.